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the economy was on the brink of collapse. >> preserving our individual free democrats requires collective action. >> liberals rejoice that the president's clear left turn. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debate of the role of government for all time but it does require us to act in our time. >> the second term goals the president laid out went beyond what we heard, ambitious agenda from a politician who will never run for re-election. gay rights. climate change. gun control. immigration reform. protecting medicare and social security. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make the country great. >> republicans say the president ignored the struggling economy or reducing the deficit but he acknowledged the ongoing partisan challenges facing washington carrying over from the first term. >> we cannot mistake absolutism for principle. or substitute spectacle for politics. or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. >> the president also signaled a shift to a younger america, one that he hopes to tap into for legislative success. >
of four years ago has been tempered by challenges the nation is facing. a stubborn economy and voters lack of confidence in washington that is mired in partisan dysfunction. senior officials said the address tomorrow will lay out his vision for the next four years. >> he is going to say our political system does not require all of our differences or settle disputes, but it is imperative that our leaders try to see common ground when it can and should exist. >> it stretched out over the long weekend. biden kicked off ahead of obama. he was sworn in by supreme court justice sotomayor. >> the president and vice president laid a wreath at arlington national cemetery and they attended services at historic black church. >> tonight it's quiet on the national mall but tomorrow about 800,000 people are expected to be on hand for president obama's ceremonial swearing in. and he'll hear his ig nug rally address for his second term. >> our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. we'll have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 in the morning. >> if you dare go outs
but not with the economy hanging in the balance. >> full faith credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >>reporter: president challenge is a lot of people we talked to today had no real grasp of what it meant to raise the debt ceiling f.congress raises the debt cell what does it do. puts us more in debt. >> it allows him to borrow more money. >>reporter: half the people we talked to had no idea what the debt ceiling was. she blamed lawmakers. >> i believe honestly they make things purposely confuse to go do whatever they want. >>reporter: so if the president wants to turn up the heat on house republicans he has to make the issue clear and as bruce explains, republicans need to decide if they really want to stand their ground on this issue at the risk of economic down tivrnlt i think a lot has to do yes tea party you want to make a case is this the time to do it and right way to do it. that i think is boehner responsibility to explain that to his caucus members. my unitsing that's what he's planning to do over the next couple days. >>reporter: tea party express issued a sta
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